All the things to celebrate in February: hearts and groundhogs

The shortest month of the year can often feel like the longest. Fortunately, there are lots of things to celebrate in February. 

by Lindsay Patross
January 29, 2021

The shortest month of the year can often feel like the longest. Fortunately, there are lots of things to celebrate in February.

 

February 2 – Groundhog Day

Did you know that Phil’s full title is “Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather Prophet Extraordinary?” The annual Groundhog Day celebrations for 2021 are moving online. That means you can celebrate from the warmth of your bed. Last year, we made the trek to Punxsutawney to talk to the folks who care for Phil. Take a listen to learn more about the history of this annual celebration.

 

February 7 – National Send a Card to a Friend Day

Yep. It is a holiday. May we suggest one of these Pittsburgh greeting cards? And don’t miss our video about a Pittsburgh company that makes greeting cards that are sold across the country.

 

February 14 – Valentine’s Day

For everyone who hates making reservations for Valentine’s Day — this is your year. Pittsburgh restaurants are making it easy for you to bring home a special meal for your sweetheart. From heart-shaped pizza to a Julia Childs inspired menu, there is a special meal for every taste.

 

February 15 – Presidents Day

Did you know that Kennedy and Nixon debated each other in McKeesport? We take a look at this historic debate and the historic hotel where it was held.

Looking for a Presidents Day getaway? Consider Deep Creek, Maryland or Laughlintown, Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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